DNR licenses

94 Licenses

365 Day Trout Stamp (Resident)

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Allows the holder to recreationally fish for trout in non-tidal waters of the state for 365 days. Must be purchased in addition to a Non-Tidal Sport Fishing License in order to fish for trout. This license is required for individuals 16 years of age or older to catch, attempt to catch, or possess trout in non-tidal waters.

Valid for 1 year Last revised : No Date
Immediately Approval time
$5 Application cost
5-10 mins Average completion time

365 Saltwater Angler Registration

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Free registration required for individuals to fish in tidal waters of the state. 

Valid for 1 year Last revised : No Date
Immediately Approval time
$0 Application cost
5-10 mins Average completion time

365-Day Private Waterfront Property Crab Pot Registration

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Free required registration for waterfront property owners to use a maximum of 2 crab pots per property, regardless of the number of owners or lessees of the property. Does NOT count as a recreational crabbing license. A license is not needed to use properly registered crab pots but if you do not have a license you are limited to the unlicensed crabber catch limits. Private property crab pots set in the Atlantic Ocean, coastal bays and their tributaries DO NOT need to be registered.

Valid for 1 year Last revised : No Date
Immediately Approval time
$0 Application cost
5-10 mins Average completion time

7 Day Chesapeake Bay & Coastal Sport Fishing License

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

License required for individuals to fish in tidal waters of the state. Allows the holder to fish in tidal waters of the state for 7 consecutive days.

Valid for 7 days Last revised : No Date
Immediately Approval time
$6-$12 Application cost
5-10 mins Average completion time

7 Day Non-Tidal Sport Fishing License (Non-Resident)

Distributed by Department of Natural Resources

Allows non-resident to recreationally fish in non-tidal waters of the state for 7 days. Cost is the greater of $7.50 or the same fee charged to visiting Maryland anglers by a non-resident's home state.

Valid for 7 days Last revised : No Date
Immediately Approval time
$8-$92 Application cost
5-10 mins Average completion time

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